Specialist, Internal Controls

Job Requisition ID: 9858  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
Join the Financial Controls Centre of Excellence team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges.  Your skills and knowledge of risk management and internal controls will support the organization in ensuring processes are designed and operating effectively.
What you’ll do:


  • Contribute to ongoing continuous improvement activities related to the Internal Control Framework (ICF).
  • Collaborate with the business in leading the execution of process reviews, to evaluate and test key risks and controls. 
  • Communicate findings and / or guidance with CMHC personnel and management via written communications and verbal debriefs on results and recommendations for improvement. 
  • Develop and oversee the processes and practices for the collection, analysis and evaluation of information to achieve assignment objectives and to identify trends, gaps, errors and risk incidents and propose improvements necessary to cover risks. 
  • Promote and leverage appropriate industry frameworks, standards and best practices, as applicable, in conducting work activities.
  • Stay informed on corporate objectives, priorities and initiatives across CMHC to adequately identify existing and emerging risks. 


What you should have:


  • An Undergraduate degree in a related field such as Business, Finance or Accounting.   
  • A Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation.
  • A minimum five years of related experience in internal controls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management, internal controls and auditing.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing priorities.
  • Excellent ability to gather and analyze information, synthesize key elements and summarize with recommendations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, judgment, diplomacy, professionalism, and political sensitivity).
  • Superior oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.

It would be great if you also had:


  • A Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).



Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!